Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Rep. Joel Kretz testifies in favor of two bills relating to wolf management in a public hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on January 26, 2024. The entire...

Jan. 26, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wacounda, joins Capitol Report to discuss House bills 2423 and 2424, allowing farmers to defend against wolves. Wash. House Republicans · 01-26-24 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep...

Jan. 26, 2024

A Republican lawmaker is strongly criticizing the governor’s latest proposal on further protecting predatory gray wolves that attack livestock. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-22-24 – RADIO REPORT: Kretz...

Jan. 22, 2024

The State House of Representatives has adopted a resolution recognizing January as National Stalking Awareness Month. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-19-24 – RADIO REPORT: Kretz' resolution spotlights stalking...

Jan. 19, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, on KPQ radio with Jason Taylor, talks about returning public safety tools to law enforcement to protect victims of stalking and other crimes. Kretz also discusses the...

Jan. 19, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, on KOZI Radio with David Marz, discusses his proposal that would allow rural areas with lower population densities to qualify for broadband infrastructure support. Kretz also talks...

Jan. 19, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins KOZI’s Jeff Conwell for a legislative update. He says Democrat legislators are favoring criminals over the safety of our communities. He says the police pursuit and...

April 14, 2023

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, gives a session update with KPQ’s Jason Taylor. Kretz says the Democrats are not solving the police pursuit issue nor the Blake decision, which legalized drug possession....

April 14, 2023

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, expresses disappointment that Democrats placed limits on the police pursuit legislation and blocked his bill that would have helped regulate the state’s gray wolf population. He also...

April 14, 2023

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the state transportation and capital budgets and reviews some of the projects they will be funding in the 7th District. Kretz also talks about the House’s...

April 7, 2023